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February 2019

Great events in the Region of Durham and the GTA in February

Please confirm dates before booking
* by performances means matinees

You may find more information on events if you go to our facebook page and look in the EVENTS section!

All 2019 PRAC memberships are NOW due.

Reading and RemembranceBlack History Month

 

2 ~ Happy Groundhog Day ~ Wiarton Willie
14 ~ Happy Valentine's Day
18 ~ Happy Ontario Family Day

February 2019

to Feb 16 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art CentreLaura Moore: Memory Bathing
January 12 - February 16, 2019
Opening Reception January 12 from 1pm – 3pm
In her new body of work consisting of drawings, sculptures, and fabricated metal, Moore explores memory and the passing of information as it exists in the natural world and through human made technology. In fusing nature with technology, Moore considers the relationship between organic species found in nature such as trees and acorns that hold data and cellular information and the memory storage and data transfer functionality of the USB device, exploring the connections, but also the impact of our ever-increasing reliance and consumption of digital technologies.
LATCHAM ART CENTRE
2 Park Drive, Stouffville, ON, L4A 4K1
Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4. T: 905 640 8954
Admission: FREE. www.latchamartcentre.ca

to March 17, 2019 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VACIn These Threads
For over 35 years Bowmanville based artists, Jane Eccles has devoted her artistic practice to painting and performance. In These Threads is an exhibition that explores Eccles practice of painting dresses lent to her by women from all walks of life. The exhibition will explore the notion of the dress as an object and its relationship to memory and narratives related to women living in Bowmanville and beyond.
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, 143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville, ON, L1C 3K8 (Hwy 401 to Liberty Street, Liberty to Baseline, E to Simpson, N to Soper Creek Park)
Opening hours: Tues / Wed / Thurs 10 - 9pm, Fri-Sun, 10 - 4pm.
905-623-5831
E: communications@vac.ca
W: www.vac.ca

January 20 – November 20, 2019 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VACTrans/mission: Barley-Corn-Maize, an installation by Ron Benner
Ron Benner is an internationally recognized, London (ON) based artist who has been producing mixed media/photographic installations, which visually investigate the history and political economy of food cultures for over four decades. For its very first iteration of annual commissions, the VAC has invited Ron Benner to create a yearlong site-specific installation that responds to the gallery and its unique space.
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, 143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville, ON, L1C 3K8 (Hwy 401 to Liberty Street, Liberty to Baseline, E to Simpson, N to Soper Creek Park)
Opening hours: Tues / Wed / Thurs 10 - 9pm, Fri-Sun, 10 - 4pm.
905-623-5831
E: communications@vac.ca
W: www.vac.ca

1 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisTIFF Ajax Film Circuit presents “Fahrenheit 11/9”
Filmmaker Michael Moore examines the current state of American politics, particularly the Donald J. Trump presidency and gun violence, while highlighting the power of grassroots democratic movements.
Friday, February 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
78 Church Street South, Ajax
stfranciscentre@ajax.ca
905.619.2529 x 2787

2 ~ Cathedral Bluffs Orchestra

Concert #3 ~Tango – 8:00 pm
P.C. Ho Theatre
5183 Sheppard Ave. E
Scarborough.
cathedralbluffs.com 416-879-5566

6 ~ PINERIDGE ARTS COUNCIL

PRACMONTHLY MEETING – 7:15 pm
Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Rd., Rm. 1
pineridgearts.org
905-509-3855

 

Feb 7, 2019 - Feb 23, 2019 ~ Whitby Courthouse Theatre

Whitby Courthouse TheatreTwo on the Aisle, Three in a Van welcomes you to another season at the Neighbourhood Actors Summerfun Repertory Theatre, a friendly playhouse where, due to a lack of wing space, the company spends their downtime in the parking lot around an aging hippie/now turned techie’s van.
A stressed-out artistic director, a wanna-be diva who’s realizing her ingénue expiration date has just about passed, a board member’s nephew vying to direct the musicals with a Tarrentino spin and the “I’m no chorus boy” chorus boy who thinks every show should have a kick line – are just some of the egos and obstacles that fall into the lap of Mike, a nice-guy director who ends up with far more than he bargained for. In the end, somehow, some way, the show must go on... just not always as planned.
Whitby Courthouse Theatre
416 Centre Street South
Whitby, ON L1N 4W2
905-668-8111
whitbytheatre.ca

February 8 to 23, 2019 ~ Scarborough Music Theatre

SMTNext to Normal Diana and her family aren’t quite as normal as they may first appear – but maybe something next to normal will be okay. Grief, medical ethics, and psycopharmacology are unlikely subjects for a musical, but Next to Normal has been called one of the best musicals of the 21st century because of its graceful handling of its dark, complex subject matter and its moving and brutally honest exploration into pain. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards (and winner of 3!), the show also received a Pultizer Prize for best drama.
Scarborough Village Theatre
3600 Kingston Road
Scarborough, Ontario
M1M 1R9

8 to 23 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisTIFF Ajax 2nd Reel presents
“Maria by Callas”
For the first time, 40 years after her death, the most famous opera singer ever tells her own story – in her own words.
Friday, February 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
78 Church Street South, Ajax
stfranciscentre@ajax.ca
905.619.2529 x 2787

8 to March 23 ~ Herongate Barn Dinner Theatre

HerongateBeyond Therapy – 6:00 pm
2885 Altona Rd., Pickering
herongate.com
905-472-308

9 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisThe Slocan Ramblers will be performing their fearlessly creative and bold sound.
The Slocan Ramblers are Canada's young bluegrass band to watch. These musicians have earned their shining reputation and have an uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan.
St. Francis Centre
78 Church Street South, Ajax
stfranciscentre@ajax.ca
905.619.2529 x 2787

13 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAGuest speaker: Allan O’Marra
All starting at 7 pm – 2nd Wed. of every month except July.
Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen St., Oshawa
https://www.oshawaartassociation.com

13 ~ Shuttlebug HandWeaving & Spinning Guild

Monthly Meeting – 1:00 pm
Guild meetings are the second Wednesday of the month, from 1pm to 3pm, at the Greenwood Community Centre, 3551 Greenwood Road, Greenwood
http://shuttlebugguild.blogspot.com
905-649-5550

14 to 23 ~ Ajax Community Theatre

Ajax Community TheatreBlithe Spirit – 8 pm
(Mat. Feb. 17)
St. Francis Centre,
78 Church St., Ajax
ajaxcommunitytheatre.com
905-619-2529 x 2787

21 thru March 7 ~ Pickering Rotary Music Festival

Stars of Festival Concert Apr. 6
St. Georges Anglican Church
77 Randall Dr., Ajax
rotaryclubofpickering.ca

22 to March 3 ~ Port Hope Festival Theatre

Capitol Fine ArtsThe Drowsy Chaperone
(Some Matinees)
Cameco Capitol Arts Centre
20 Queen St., Port Hope
capitoltheatre.com 1-800-434-5092

23 ~ SPARK ~ Ajax Library

Artwork drop off – 12 to 4 pm
Children’s Juried Art Show
55 Harwood Ave., S. Ajax

28 ~ DEADLINE FOR ENTRY

JPEPRAC JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
FORMS AND DETAILS ONLINE
www.pineridgearts.org/jpe.html
Entry forms mailed to:
Susan Brown
225 County Rd. 8
Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0
siennasue01@gmail.com
705-653-1775

 

 

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OPG Info Centre, Pickering

  • 2019
    Jan. & Feb. – Nesrin Blair
    March & April ~ Mary Jo Smith

McLean Community Centre, Ajax

2019
Jan. 7 to March 18 – Allan’s Artists
Mar. 18 to Apr. 22 – Allan O’Marra
Apr 22 to May 26 – Juried Photography Exhibition


ArtfestWatch for registration details for Artfest
and start looking for signage for your outdoor art show tents.

 

 

Something Different

Val Kent

What could be more lovely than springtime in France?  Valerie, an award-winning multimedia artist who specializes in painting ‘en plain air’ , is offering very tempting art holidays with the chance to “live in a beautiful home in a French Village, slow down, enjoy leisurely two-hour lunches, shop at the local market, visit the Lascaus Caves and paint the life around you in Dordogne, France” this May or June.  For more information, please visit www.francehomerental.com or www.valeriekent.com.

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